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Pediatric Neurology

At UVA Health Children's, our pediatric neurologists are highly skilled experts in the special needs of young people. Our faculty members are nationally recognized as leaders in the care of children. They're often listed among the “Best Doctors in America."

We have a long history of providing comprehensive, family-centered care to children with neurological disorders. We offer advanced care in a child-friendly environment with pediatric specialists, nurses, therapists, researchers and others who have the special skills required to care for children.

Our pediatric neurology team is equipped to respond to patient needs quickly, collaborating with referring physicians to ensure every patient receives individualized care.

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Nationally Ranked Children's Neurology

UVA Health Children's neurology department has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best in the country. Our expertise means we can handle even the most complex cases while delivering the best outcomes. Your child's growing brain is our focus, and at UVA Health Children's, they'll get the world-class care your family deserves. 

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Conditions We Treat

  • Concussion and head injury
  • Demyelinating disorders, including multiple sclerosis
  • Developmental plateau or regression
  • Epilepsy (seizures)
  • Encephalitis
  • Fetal neurology
  • Congenital brain malformations
  • Chiari malformation type 1
  • Chiari malformation type 2
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Movement disorders, including tremor and Tourette syndrome
  • Neuromuscular disorders

Epilepsy at Six Months Old

Walker's mother and father share the experience of seeing UVA pediatric neurologists when their baby started having epileptic seizures. View Transcript.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, is a childhood-onset disorder that weakens muscles and affects basic movements. Neurodevelopmental pediatrician Rebecca Scharf, MD, explains SMA and its treatment options. View SMA transcript.